A damaged vehicle is seen on top the rubbles after an earthquake in Iskenderun, Turkey. A series of earthquakes have devastated parts of Turkey and Syria, killing more than 3,000 people and toppling thousands of buildings ... What happened? ... The epicentre was about 16 miles (26 km) east of the Turkish city of Nurdagi on the East Anatolian Fault ... .
BEIJING. As China and the United States tussle over what Washington says was a Chinese surveillance balloon over US territory, dozens of Chinese documents point to surging interest in using balloon technology for military purposes ... China condemned what it called an “over-reaction” and warned of possible retaliation ... .
The quakes were Turkey’s worst seismic event in decades, rocking an area around the city of Gaziantep that is home to millions of Turkish citizens, displaced Syrians and refugees.The first earthquake struck at 4.17 a.m ... It was like a nightmare. I woke up the kids. I told them to stay calm.
Iraq will discuss with Washington this week how to pay dues owed to Russian oil companies despite sanctions, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said on Monday. "We will discuss this problem with the American side ... Russian investments in Iraq are believed to be worth more than $10 billion, mostly in the oil industry ... Reporting by Reuters ....
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Monday that the world is facing a convergence of challenges “unlike any in our lifetimes” and expressed fear of a wider war as the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaches ... “I fear the world is not sleepwalking into a wider war. It is doing so with its eyes wide open,” he said.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are keeping Ukrainian troops tied down with fighting in the eastern Donbas region as Moscow assembles additional combat power there for an expected offensive in the coming weeks, Ukrainian officials said Monday ... “The battles for the region are heating up,” Donetsk Gov ... In Luhansk, Gov ... 24 ... The U.N ... .
On the evening of 15 October 2022, when the street protests in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini were at their peak, 25-year-old Dorsa* was stopped at a checkpoint while driving through a city in the country’s northern Gilan province... Dorsa was with her sister and two male friends ... Finally, she was taken to another room ... He then left.” ... .
By Kim Won-soo. The Japanese government has announced a new security policy aimed at acquiring counter-strike capabilities and doubling its defense expenditure over the next five years. This is a significant departure from Japan's long-held policy of limiting its security posture strictly to self-defense ... Two opposing views exist ... Security Council ... .
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PopeFrancis has said some in the conservative wing of the Roman Catholic Church had exploited the death of the former pope, Benedict, in an unethical way for their own gains. Speaking to reporters aboard the plane returning from a trip to Africa on Sunday, Francis also rejected claims by some conservatives that Benedict, who died on Aug ... (credit ... .
The Rwanda-backed M23 armed group has committed summary executions and forced recruitment of civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch said today. The Congolese army is responding to the M23’s offensive by collaborating with ethnic militias with abusive records ... The Rwandan government has denied supporting the M23 rebels.
By Park Jung-won. President Yoon Suk Yeol said recently that if North Korea's nuclear threats continued to worsen, South Korea would need to consider redeploying U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea and possibly establish its own nuclear armament ... Some of these criticisms may be valid ... alliance due to U.S. opposition ... South Korea and the U.S ... .
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey and neighbouring Syria on Monday morning, killing more than 2,300 people and injuring thousands. Hours later two more earthquakes hit the country. The epicentre of the earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale was in Kahra-Man-Maras in Turkey's Gaziantep province ... READ . Turkey earthquake.